The Girl Who Heard Demons
Shy Adelle Hansen hears demons, but she’s determined to make friends at her new high school by keeping her ability secret.
When she overhears supernatural voices celebrating the impending death of the school quarterback, Levi Anderson, she knows she has to do something to prevent it. However, the demons aren’t the ones plotting; they’re just celebrating the chaos, and Adell...more
I was completely impressed with this story plot and all the characters were so perfectly illustrated and wonderfully complex. These days, teenage contemporary novels are not my first choice. The completely immature dramatic teenage girl drama has started to grate my nerves but the maturity of the characters and the true wit and charm of both Preston and ...more
Anyway, this was a fun read. I didn't know what it was about, besides the title, I decided to just jump in and let the story unfold. Adelle h ...more
Adelle had an incident when she was younger that left her with the ability to see and hear demons, which is, in a way, both a blessing and a curse. I feel sorry for Adelle, since she has su ...more
Adelle had a near-death experience as a 12-year-old, and two days later she started hearing demons. Nobody understands this "gift" (herself included) and so she has been labelled the weirdo at school... and even worse she has been threatened. So she is spending her senior year in Kentucky with her Aunt Cheryl - and trying to be invisible at school so she do ...more
"The demons came again during the night."
First off, I love Janette Rallison's writing style and humor so I was excited this book won on kindlescout.
Second: I got this book because I nominated it and it won!
Third: Did I say I love Janette Rallison's writing? It's A Mall World After All had me laughing out loud.
I was a little worried about reading this book at night, but I didn't need to worry, other than I stayed up late reading because I wanted to know what happened next! Danger, d ...more
A little darker for a Rallison book. That kind of surprised me and to be honest at first the title turned me off. However, I love Rallison books! Call me a junkie but I do! I think I have read everything she has written and I love them. So of course weird title or not I was going to read this one.
Her writing style sucked me in right away and I was drawn into this world. I thought Adelle and Levi were great characters. They had a fun chemistry when it was just them. That part in the rest ...more
I loved, loved, LOVED this book! Janette Rallison is definitely one of my favorite authors! She is just amazing!
The Girl Who Heard Demons actually had a bit of a darker undertone than her other books, but that’s definitely not a bad thing ‘cause it was amazing! Despite these darker undertones, Janette still managed to add humor and make this book fun. It was the perfect blend of creepy demons and funny moments!
As the title suggests, Adelle hears demons. Pretty awes ...more
I started reading the book as soon as I received it and couldn't put it down. I read until 3am. The story is about what the title says, Adelle hears demons. She hears all the negative thoughts the demons are telling people to keep them depressed and unhappy. After moving twice Adelle is determined to lay low and get through her senior year without anyone knowing her secret. She meets Levi and hears the demons say he's going ...more
The story has all the teen angst one would expect in a YA novel, but this one has so much more with the supernatural element of demons and Angels. I love that so many of Rallison's characters are inherently good. It makes a stark contrast when some of them aren't. I found myself thinking about it when I couldn't read it. I told my hubby some o ...more
My older teenage daughter enjoyed this book as well for all the same reasons.
Content: clean (no swearing or sexual content) although there is some underage teenage drinking and drugs and some mild violence.
What a great story! This was a real fun suspense/romance and had thought provoking insights into good vs evil. It made me want to really consider those around me and wonder who might need a warm smile or a kind word or even some intervention. I was grateful that it was not a preachy story and yet showed God is watching and cares. If you like warm fuzzies, this is for you.
This was one of those "let my house fall apart/ignore my children," kind of books. I was hooked from the very first chapter. I loved the characters, loved being inside both Levi and Adelle's heads, loved the humor that was woven into a dramatic story. Loved all of it. Well done Janette Rallison. Write on! ...more
I picked up this title because I enjoy a good, trashy YA novel and the concept of "girl who can see things other people cannot and ends up with jock" is a basic trope I enjoy.
But this was bad.
I did finish it, a) because I had 2 hr car ride and b) I wanted to give it a 1 * review by page like 30 but I don't think it's fair to do that unless I've read the whole book. So basically I hate read the whole book.
Look, maybe you enjoy preechy little sermons a ...more
So, pros: the writing is really good. And the leads are likeable. The premise was promising, but...
Cons: i know the entire story is about a girl hearing demons and trying to subvert their plans, but did it need to be so religion soaked? And forget the whole, "prayer" keeps the demons away, my bigger issue is that when a kid tries ro assault her, it is blamed on demons (and drugs). Depression is blamed on demons. Homcidal and paranoid actions are demons. A few charcter flaws sure, but th ...more
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My Double Life
Janette Rallison has five children who keep her well supplied with plot ideas, sometimes even making cameo appearances in her novels. She ...more